Rays’ Colome falters in defeat by Giants

by Gary Shelton on June 19, 2016 · 0 comments

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Colombia gave u p a three-run homer in the ninth./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Colombia gave u p a three-run homer in the ninth./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Sunday, 5:45 a.m.

Perfection was on the mound. Despite the opposition, you had to feel good about the chances of the Tampa Bay Rays.

And then the ball disappeared over the wall, and for the third straight game, the Rays lost.

Alex Colome, who has been impressive in relief all season, saving 19

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Corey Dickerson makes a play in left field./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Corey Dickerson makes a play in left field./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

straight games and throwing 21 straight scoreless innings, was touched for a three-run home run by the Giants

Joe Panik as the Rays lost 6-4 Saturday. Colome took the loss.

“I missed a pitch,” Colome said. “My cutter, every time, goes down. This one [went] flat like a slider. It didn’t do any rotation, like a fastball. No break. ... It’s only one bad pitch. I don’t have an excuse. I’m ready for tomorrow. I feel good ... It’s only a bad day. We’re human.”

Cash said he wasn't concerned.

“Not at all,” Cash said. “He’s been outstanding. He got burnt by a mistake and that is what it is. Hopefully he’s pitching for us again tomorrow because if he is that means we’re winning the game.”

Colome gave up two singles in the inning before Panik hit an 0-1 pitch out to right field.

“Obviously it’s not very characteristic for him,” said starting pitcher Matt Moore. “He’s been lights-out. That pitch usually is something that’s wipe-out for him, and for as many as he’s thrown, to leave one right there, we’re all human. No one’s perfect. If there’s a save situation tomorrow, he’ll be out there at it again.”

The Rays hit four home runs in the game...and lost. All four of the homers — by Evan Longoria, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison and Logan Forsythe – were solo shots. The Rays had only four other hits, however.

Today, Jake Odorizzi pitches against Jake Peavy in the final games of the series.

Matt Moore threw well in getting the start./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

Matt Moore threw well in getting the start./TRAVIS PENDERGRASS

 

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